The Washington Free Beacon has revealed they contracted with Fusion GPS before the Clintons and DNC got their filthy hands into things. No Russia, Steele or Dossier while…
The mystery of the identity of the Republican who hired Fusion GPS before the dirty Democrats has been revealed and it was not Jeb Bush. The Washington Free Beacon has posted a statement on their website acknowledging that they have that dubious distinction.
Their chief financier, Paul Singer, was a Rubio donor. They stressed that at the time of their involvement it had nothing to do with a phony sleazy dossier and they only contracted for legitimate information. The fabrication and sleaze came later, once the Clintons and Democrats got their filthy, perverse hands into the mix.
Lawyers for the Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that they were the ones who had originally contracted for the opposition research services on Donald Trump with Fusion GPS, over a period that stretched from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016.
They stated that the original agreement involved multiple Republican candidates, not just Mr. Trump. The Washington Examiner reports that sources close to the Free Beacon stress that the project, under their funding, had nothing to do with either Russia or now disgraced former MI6 Russia desk chief Christopher Steele.
Steele was enlisted by Fusion GPS when they were working for the Democrats, after the Free Beacon had ended their relationship.
The conservative billionaire Paul Singer, who is a major funder of the Free Beacon, was strongly opposed to candidate Trump at the time the opposition research was being contracted.
The Free Beacon posted the following statement on their website Friday:
“Since its launch in February of 2012, the Washington Free Beacon has retained third party firms to conduct research on many individuals and institutions of interest to us and our readers. In that capacity, during the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton. All of the work that Fusion GPS provided to the Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier. The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele. Nor did we have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton campaign.
Representatives of the Free Beacon approached the House Intelligence Committee today and offered to answer what questions we can in their ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier. But to be clear: We stand by our reporting, and we do not apologize for our methods. We consider it our duty to report verifiable information, not falsehoods or slander, and we believe that commitment has been well demonstrated by the quality of the journalism that we produce. The First Amendment guarantees our right to engage in news-gathering as we see fit, and we intend to continue doing just that as we have since the day we launched this project.
Editor in Chief”
So clearly, the whole Russia fairy tale originated under Clinton and the DNC, as did the involvement of Christopher Steele. Their’s was a completely different type of arrangement than what the Free Beacon had going on. Under the Democrats, it became a fabrication and smear enterprise, as is increasingly being revealed.
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